[NAFEX] Triple Crown Blackberries
franc at oregonfast.net
Wed Jul 24 14:16:45 EDT 2002
I confirm this.
They are heavy producers, along with Chester and Apache.
Don Yellman wrote:
> You should have two sets of canes on your Triple Crown berries right
> now; last year's canes that should have blossomed and be fruiting by
> now, and brand new canes that will fruit next season.
> You should not let the new canes get any longer than about seven feet,
> and they should be tied up to your support structure. As the new
> canes grow up, continue to prune them throughout the summer, or they
> will get completely out of control. I can't imagine why your berries
> are not fruiting well; my wife is picking a gallon every day from nine
> original plants that are now in their third season. They are one of
> the most productive things I have ever grown, but I add a very thick
> blanket of stable manure in the winter, as they are heavy feeders, and
> require rich, deep soil.
> Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
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